Lombardozzi in left for second straight game

The Nationals kick off a 10-game West Coast road trip with a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the MASN broadcast beginning at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time with “Nats Xtra” pregame.

Jordan Zimmermann pitches for the Nationals and will be opposed by the Dodgers’ Josh Beckett. The two right-handers have had distinctly different seasons: Zimmermann is 6-1 with a 1.59 ERA, while Beckett is 0-4 with a 5.13 ERA.

Steve Lombardozzi will make his second straight start in left field for the Nationals. He’ll bat second in manager Davey Johnson’s lineup.

Here are tonight’s lineups:

For the Nationals:

CF Denard Span
LF Steve Lombardozzi
RF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
2B Danny Espinosa
C Kurt Suzuki
RHP Jordan Zimmermann

For the Dodgers:

LF Carl Crawford
SS Dee Gordon
1B Adrian Gonzalez
CF Matt Kemp
RF Andre Ethier
C A.J. Ellis
2B Skip Schumaker
3B Nick Punto
RHP Josh Beckett

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